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Published on December 03, 2015

Rush Copley Medical Group and Atlas Physical Therapy Collaborate to Provide Participation Physicals to Special Olympic Athletes

(Aurora, IL) More than 2.5 million Special Olympics athletes in more than 175 countries participate in games and events organized by Special Olympics each year. But before their events, Special Olympics athletes are required to have a comprehensive sports physical.

On November 18, Rush Copley Medical Group and Atlas Physical Therapy hosted a MedFest event. MedFest offers Special Olympics Programs a fast and effective way to recruit new athletes and retain existing athletes by offering free sports physicals. Screenings assess blood pressure, temperature, pulse, height, weight, body mass index, vision, hearing, medical history, potential medication side effects and general physical health.

Dr. Deepak Patel and Dr. Garrett Katula of Rush Copley Medical Group volunteered their time to provide free participation physicals at the event hosted by Atlas Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers.

“Our team along with Drs. Patel and Katula were pleased to be able to support these athletes and provide their needed physicals,” said Chuck Clark, Director of Atlas Physical Therapy. “Ensuring that athletes of all ages and skill levels are healthy and ready to participate is an essential part of safe sports competition.”

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Rush Copley Medical Group

Rush Copley Medical Group is a multi-specialty physician network affiliated with Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. The group has more than 70 providers throughout the area including in Aurora, Montgomery, Naperville, Oswego and Yorkville. The group offers expertise in the following specialties: aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, audiology, colon and rectal surgery, endocrinology, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, gynecologic oncology, infertility/reproductive health, internal medicine, midwifery, neurosurgery, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology/hematology, otolaryngology, pediatrics, physical therapy, pulmonary and sleep medicine, radiation oncology and sports medicine.

Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Atlas Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine works with patients to relieve pain, restore motion and enhance strength by providing services such physical therapy, aquatic therapy, work conditioning, vestibular rehabilitation, and athletic training outreach. Atlas offers state-of-the-art equipment and a highly-qualified staff in three convenient locations, Aurora, Yorkville and Sandwich.

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